Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Party At Deadwood

Karly turned 16! To celebrate we had a mystery dinner party. It was called Murder at the Deadwood Saloon. We found the game at They had the complete package.
The kids seemed to have had a fun time playing dress up and getting into character.  Now we need to have a murder party for our grown-up friends. Kim and I use to have murder parties a lot when we where young married and had energy. 
If you have never been to a murder party, everyone at the party is giving a character profile and basic story-line before coming to the party. You come to the party dressed as your character and pretend to be that person all night. 
At some parties the murder happens before the party and others it happens during. At Karly's the murder happened during the party. During the party you solve the murder by talking to everyone and figuring out clues. It's a great way to get people to talk to each other. The kids did great and stayed in character the whole time. 
At the end of the party we gave a prize to the person who solved the murder first and one to the one who had the most money at the end of the game. The kids voted on the Best Dressed and Drama Queen. 


Fern said...

okay, so I want to know who won! And how did the bar tending go?
I love that all of us girls have progressively worn that dress at different times. I am NEVER getting rid of my old formals!

cottspott said...

You are the best mom. When I grow up I want to be just like you. I'm glad they all had a great time. Now all I need it a party idea for Nate before we move!!!

The Feelys said...

Wow! That party sounds fabulous! I have never heard of murder parties. The kids all look great:)